I was utterly shocked by her lack of an ethical sense as well as her total inability to actually address the issue involved-a boy beating a girl with a baseball bat to kill a child. Her description of the kids: “these are gentle and great kids.” She referred to the event as a miscarriage. There is not a transcript up of the entire show at this point, but there are other articles which reference the case and Massie’s stumping.
This article quotes her as saying,
"The bottom line is this: if this country keeps rolling back freedom of choice and rolling back abortion rights, what you're going to see is more children attempting to perform back alley abortions on themselves," she said.
After the abortion was complete, the girl helped burry the child in their backyard like a dead pet:
The 6-month-old male fetus was delivered around Oct. 4, and Michigan State Police found the body buried in the back yard of the boy's home in November, prosecutors said.
And this snippet from the Bill O’Reilly web site:
The boy's attorney Miranda Massie argued that he does not deserve punishment. "These are gentle and great kids," Massie said. "You don't prosecute two desperate kids who are already traumatized." Instead Massie turned the episode into an indictment of anti-abortion activists. "We can provide teens with access to safe and legal abortions and access to intelligent information about sex, or we are going to see more back alley abortions like this one. Parental notification laws and abstinence-only sex ed(ucation approaches) add up to desperate acts like these."
These kids need love and consequences. They shouldn't be hidden behind the political holy grail of some lawyer.